The 2012 tour also features 21:03, J. Moss, Myron Butler and VaShawn Mitchell. Hammond and special guest Byron Cage take the stage at every show. The rest of the lineup appears on select dates.
The concert series is part of McDonald’s 365 Black platform, which was established to celebrate African-American culture and achievements 365 days a year. The Gospel Tour also gives fans a chance to give back to their community by educating fans about ways to support Ronald McDonald House Charities.
“I look forward to being a part of the 2012 McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour because it provides an ideal platform for sharing the hopeful messages of gospel music with audiences in diverse communities,” Hammond said. “Now more than ever, our nation’s communities need messages of hope and encouragement. My goal is to make sure everyone who attends a concert leaves feeling personally inspired and motivated to serve their community.”
The first stop of the tour is May 12 in Newark, N.J., at the Prudential Center as part of McDonald’s Gospelfest. Tickets are on sale now. The rest of the shows are free events.
The free show schedule is listed below:
June 14 – Birmingham, Ala, BJCC Arena
June 15 – Jackson, Miss., Jackson Convention Complex
June 16 – Dallas, Texas, Friendship West Baptist Church
June 21 – Philadelphia, Pa., Deliverance Evangelistic Church
June 22 – Detroit, Mich., Greater Grace Temple
June 23 – Chicago, Ill., Ellis Park
June 29 – Atlanta, Ga., Georgia World Congress Center
June 30 – Fort Washington, Md., Ebenezer AME Church
The June 23 show is part of the Chicago Gospel Festival, which is a free event that doesn’t require tickets. The June 29 show is part of the Full Gospel Baptist Conference, a paid registration event.
The free tickets will be available soon. Fans are encouraged to sign up for the tour’s VIP News and Updates email list to be notified when tickets become available.
For more information and to sign up for the email list, visit McDonaldsGospelTour.com.